(Closed) Changing from heels to wedges (or flats?) for reception

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m not sure, I plan to wear wedges for the ceremony, and flip flops or flats for the reception [purchased both, so I’ll have the option].


Post # 5
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wore 5″ heels for my ceremony and part of the reception. I changed into flats midway through. Once it was bustled, I didn’t have any issues. My dress was light with lots of tulle so it puffed out the longer I wore it.  I’m guessing that’s why I didn’t have very many issues. I had also asked that it be hemmed as short as possible for my heels because I’m clumsy by nature and did not want to be tripping on it ask I walked down the aisle. Plus, I loved my shoes, so I didn’t mind if people saw them peek out ask I walked. 

I guess you could ask your seamstress for advice.  She may have some ideas. 

Post # 6
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I plan on changing from 4.5″ heels to 3.5″ wedges. I’m hoping my seamstress can make it so that, when bustled for the reception, my dress is about an inch shorter so it won’t drag. That way I can change into my wedges for the reception. I’m going for my first fitting this weekend, so I don’t know for sure this is even possible, but I’m going to bring both pairs and see what she recommends.

Also, I find wedges easier to dance in–especially if the dance floor is slippery–but I also love wedges and wear them a good amount. I always find myself slipping and sliding while wearing stilettos on anything but carpet. I don’t have this problem with wedges. I’m not sure why.

Post # 7
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wore tiny heels (about 1-1.5inches) for the ceremony, then changed into sneakers for the reception. The seamstress had hemmed my dress so that it was about a centimetre or so above the ground when wearing the heels, so it didn’t make much difference changing into sneakers. Plus everyone loved my shoes!

Post # 8
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@classyashley:  you most definitely are not the only one! I considered making a post like this as well, because I just don’t know what to do. I really want some height to look good next to my extremely tall Fiance,  so i’m planning to wear 4 or 5 inch heels with my dress for the ceremony and for pictures where shoes will be seen … 

I THINK i will bring a back-up pair of wedges the same height as my ceremony shoes and slip into those for the reception. Wedges are definitely a fair bit clunkier than regular heels but they are so much more stable… not sure how it will go for dancing. 

(Also, I am trying to increase my pain threshold by wearing really high heels around the house hahah. Not sure if it’s gonna really do anything though!)

I’m really curious to know what others have done! There’s gotta be more out there… 


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